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Porsche’s Taycan lives up to its EV hype

Driving a Porsche — regardless of its body style — is filled with expectations. The vehicle should go fast while whipping around corners. So it's no surprise that the automaker's electric Taycan (pronounced Tie Khan) offers those things. The re… Source: Engadget | Porsche’s Taycan lives up to its EV hype

Ford's electric Mustang project car packs a manual transmission

Sports car enthusiasts will sometimes balk at electric cars due to their usual lack of manual transmissions (there's no need for a gearbox, after all), but Ford has hinted that stick shifting might not be completely dead. The automaker has partnered… Source: Engadget | Ford's electric Mustang project car packs a manual transmission

Tesla and Walmart settle lawsuit over solar panel fires

Tesla and Walmart clearly weren't ready for a knock-down-drag-out fight over solar panel fires. The two companies have settled a lawsuit that accused Tesla of neglecting and botching installations for solar panels that caught fire on the roofs of se… Source: Engadget | Tesla and Walmart settle lawsuit over solar panel fires

Segway's first electric dirt bikes arrive in early 2020

Segway-Ninebot technically makes electric vehicles that go outside, but now it has machines designed explicitly for outdoor expeditions. The company has introduced two Dirt eBike models, the X160 and X260, that are billed as crosses between conventi… Source: Engadget | Segway's first electric dirt bikes arrive in early 2020

Nissan's dual-motor Leaf test car hints at future EVs

If Nissan is going to build production versions of EV concepts like the Ariya, it's going to need considerably more from its electric powerplants. Thankfully, that work is well underway. The car brand has unveiled a Leaf-based test car that packs d… Source: Engadget | Nissan's dual-motor Leaf test car hints at future EVs

The UK likely got more power from renewables than fossil fuels last quarter

The UK generated more power from renewable sources than from fossil fuels in the third quarter of 2019. This is the first time that's happened since the UK opened its first public electricity-generating station in 1882. The findings, revealed in an a… Source: Engadget | The UK likely got more power from renewables than fossil …

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Harley-Davidson suspends LiveWire production over a charging glitch

Harley-Davidson has suspended the production and delivery of its LiveWire electric motorcycles. During final tests, the company discovered a problem related to the vehicle's charging equipment. The company told The Wall Street Journal that tests to p… Source: Engadget | Harley-Davidson suspends LiveWire production over a charging glitch

Even BMW’s ‘Vantablack’ X6 gets caught by LiDAR

BMW decided to paint one of its X6 SUVs black. But not just any black; Vantablack the darkest pigment ever created. Then they brought it to the Frankfurt Auto Show and put it in a room with flashing lights and a video screen. But seriously, if they j… Source: Engadget | Even BMW’s ‘Vantablack’ X6 …

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BMW shows off a fuel-cell version of its X5 SUV

Sure, the fuel-cell infrastructure issue hasn't been solved yet, but that hasn't stopped automakers from showing off new hydrogen-powered vehicles. At the Frankfurt Auto Show BMW showed off the i Hydrogen Next development X5 SUV. Because it's always… Source: Engadget | BMW shows off a fuel-cell version of its X5 SUV

Hyundai's first electric race car is a souped-up Veloster

Hyundai is joining the ranks of automakers with electric race cars — if in a somewhat predictable way. The company has started work on the Veloster N ETCR, a race-tuned EV edition of the Veloster N built for its namesake ETCR championship starting… Source: Engadget | Hyundai's first electric race car is a souped-up Veloster

E-bikes are now allowed in US national parks, for better or worse

The next time you visit a National Park in the US, you can likely bring your e-bike with you. The National Park Service has expanded the use of e-bikes to allow pedal assist models on the same roads and trails as conventional bicycles so long as the… Source: Engadget | E-bikes are now allowed in …

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The Mini SE combines green power with go-gart handling

The EV market continues to expand, with more automakers releasing more vehicles. At auto shows, the cars of the future are now shown with electric powertrains instead of giant V8 engines. Automakers have also started looking backward for the vehicles… Source: Engadget | The Mini SE combines green power with go-gart handling

Tesla's Model 3 leads it to another profitable quarter

Sometimes it's best to come out and say things won't be as good as they were last quarter. That's what Tesla CEO Elon Musk did on January 18th and today's fourth-quarter results are pretty much on par with that post from two weeks ago. Source: Engadget | Tesla's Model 3 leads it to another profitable …

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Electrify America installs California's first 350kW EV chargers

Californians now have access to some of the fastest electric vehicle chargers on the planet… even if people can't really use those chargers yet. VW's Electrify America has installed California's first publicly available 350kW EV chargers at Simon'… Source: Engadget | Electrify America installs California's first 350kW EV chargers

Toyota will use hydrogen burners to reduce factory emissions

As clean as fuel cell cars and EVs may be, they're still made using pollution-producing factories — and Toyota wants to help solve this. The company has introduced what it says is the first-ever general-purpose hydrogen burner built for use at fact… Source: Engadget | Toyota will use hydrogen burners to reduce factory emissions

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